Souleymane Cissokho: Record, Net Worth, Weight, Age & More!
Who is Souleymane Cissokho?
Souleymane Cissokho is a French professional boxer and the undefeated WBA Intercontinental Super-Welterweight Champion. He is also a bronze medalist in Olympic boxing thanks to his 2016 showing in Rio de Janeiro.
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Cissokho was born in the French-speaking country of Senegal, located in Northern Africa. He first burst onto the pro boxing scene with his January 2017 debut. In that bout, Cissokho showed flashes of brilliance that hinted at his future success. He sent Italy’s Renato Gorman down to the canvas in just over two minutes of the first round for a thundering KO.
Cissokho has so far defended the WBA Intercontinental Super-Welterweight title once, against Russian challenger Ismail Iliev (13-3-1) in September of 2021. He won that bout easily, dropping Iliev in the 5th round with a shot that made it impossible for him to answer the bell.
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How Old is Souleymane Cissokho?
Souleymane Cissokho is 30 years old as of 2021. He was born on July 4th, 1991 in Senegal.
Souleymane Cissokho Family
Information about Cissokho’s family is not available.
How Much is Souleymane Cissokho Worth?
Souleymane Cissokho’s net worth has not been publicly estimated.
How Tall is Souleymane Cissokho?
Cissokho is 5’10” tall, or 179 cm. His reach is 70.5”. This makes him average size for a light middleweight boxer.
How Much Does Souleymane Cissokho Weigh?
Souleymane Cissokho competes in the super welterweight division under WBA guidelines, which is from 147 to 154 pounds, or 66.5 kg to 70 kg. There is a similar Olympic weight class (69kg) called welterweight, where Cissokho won his bronze in 2016.
Souleymane Cissokho Fight List
Below is a list of Souleymane Cissokho’s WBA bouts. He currently stands at 14-0 with nine knockouts:
- Jan 2017: Renato Goman - Win (KO - R1)
- Jun 2017: Giorgi Kerdikoshvili - Win (TKO - R3)
- Oct 2017: Dmytro Semernin - Win (KO - R1)
- Dec 2017: Jose Clavero - Win (TKO - R7)
- Mar 2018: Daniel Cota - Win (KO - R5)
- Apr 2018: Jose de Jesus Macias - Win (Unanimous Decision)
- Jun 2018: Carlos Molina - Win (Unanimous Decision)
- Feb 2019: Romain Garofalo - Win (TKO - R3)
- Jun 2019: Vladimir Hernandez - Win (Unanimous Decision)
- Jul 2019: Jose Carlos Paz - Win (KO - R5)
- Sep 2019: Dmitry Mikhaylenko - Win (Unanimous Decision)
- Mar 2021: Daniel Echeverria - Win (TKO - R6)
- May 2021: Kieron Conway - Win (Split Decision)
- Sep 2021: Ismail Iliev - Win (TKO - R5)
Cissokho also has three Olympic bouts to his name from the 2016 Rio de Janeiro games:
- Aug 2016 (1st Round of Rio games): Imre Bacskai - Win (3-0)
- Aug 2016 (2nd Round of Rio games): Parvis Baghirov - Win (3-0)
- Aug 2016 (Semi-Final of Rio games): Daniyar Yeleussinov - Loss (0-3)
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Souleymane has 14 wins in the WBA, and 9 of them were knockouts and it might seem like one of his first round KOs represents the height of his career. The Olympics, however, represent the true pinnacle of any sport. Although the match structure is much different, and much shorter, for Olympic bouts, success on this stage is the ambition of every professional boxer.
So, while his WBA wins are meaningful, there’s no doubt that the games in Rio turned up the heat on some of Cissokho’s brightest moments. Two of his proudest victories representing France came in the 1st and second rounds of the games when he beat Imre Bacskai of Hungary and Parvis Baghirov of Azerbaijan, respectively.
Who Did Souleymane Cissokho Lose To?
Souleymane is currently undefeated as a professional under WBA rules, but did experience a loss in the semi-finals of the 2016 Olympic games in Brazil. After defeating Backsai and Baghirov, Cissokho was matched up with Kazakhstani boxer Daniyar Yeleussinov. He was unable to come away with the win, and earned bronze in the games.
Souleymane Cissokho Record
Souleymane Cissokho is 14-0 as a professional boxer. He went 2-1 in Olympic competition in 2016, none of which is counted on his WBA record.
Souleymane Cissokho Injuries
Cissohkho has had to pull out of some fights during training camp due to injury or other issues, such as visa problems while traveling internationally.
Is Souleymane Cissokho Retired?
Undefeated in the WBA at only 30 years old, Souleyman has many miles ahead of him inside the ring. His most recent bout in September of 2021 saw him stop Russia’s Ismail Iliev with a flurry of blows for a TKO in the 5th round to defend his title as super welterweight champion.
When Cissokho isn’t hard at work training for his next title defense or preparing for the Olympic Trials, he creates instructional content to share his abilities with amateurs with their eye on building skills. He’s teamed up with BJJ Fanatics for a crash course in striking, called “Crisp Boxing Fundamentals and Workouts”. In it, you’ll find the foundations for solid boxing fundamentals broken down in a way that even amateurs can understand.
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